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Just some really cool Instructional Technology related stuff I found on the "Internets" for my fellow, like minded- nerdy Educators out there!
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Somali Students Help Teachers Learn What It's Like To Be A Refugee

Somali Students Help Teachers Learn What It's Like To Be A Refugee | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Research shows that schools treat black and white children differently. But in one town in Maine, Somali students are leading workshops on their culture for teachers and administrators.
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Letting Students Use Mobile Devices for Learning Limits Distraction

Letting Students Use Mobile Devices for Learning Limits Distraction | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Are smartphone confiscation policies out? We’ve gathered some best practices from today’s educators.
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Parent Alert! Your Child Just Skipped Class

Parent Alert! Your Child Just Skipped Class | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
In a study, automated text messages to parents reduced absences and the number of F's earned by high school students.
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Coding for Schools - The Ultimate Guide for Teachers and Administrators

Coding for Schools - The Ultimate Guide for Teachers and Administrators | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
“ This article provides schools, teachers and administrators with helpful information on how to introduce coding for schools. Read the guide to learn more.”
Via Cindy Rudy, John Evans
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Inside Google’s NYC Teacher’s Lounge (EdSurge News)

Inside Google’s NYC Teacher’s Lounge (EdSurge News) | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
A free salmon or chicken dinner in a buffet spread is something most public K-12 teachers will not see in their schools’ lounges, but Google’s cooking up a different type of professional development for educators in New York City.The tech giant has partnered with Educate LLC and the New York City De
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Report: Data Should Be Used to Drive Improvement in Schools, Not Punish Failure -- THE Journal

Report: Data Should Be Used to Drive Improvement in Schools, Not Punish Failure -- THE Journal | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
"Education has not yet fully become an evidence-based sector." So declared Aimee Rogstad Guidera, the founder, president and CEO of the Data Quality Campaign, in the introduction to a report that examined how the use of data has evolved in K-12 over the last 10 years.
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Highlands Ranch students use virtual dialogue with WWI kaiser to spark interest in history

Highlands Ranch students use virtual dialogue with WWI kaiser to spark interest in history | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Students at a Highlands Ranch school have used artificial intelligence, art skills, historical research and a Google Home Assistant to help bring German Kaiser Wilhelm II to virtual life as part of their studies of World War I.
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Is It Time To Go Back To Basics With Writing Instruction?

Is It Time To Go Back To Basics With Writing Instruction? | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
A writing program that many high school teachers thought would be far too easy has proven crucial to develop students' critical thinking and written expression
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How Pomona high school students are getting free access to the internet

How Pomona high school students are getting free access to the internet | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
POMONA >> Andres Cervantes walked out of the Pomona High School Library Wednesday afternoon with a key to get online.The technology is a new hot spot with 3 GB of high speed data per month — free of cost. Cervantes, a junior
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Student Participation in IT Strategy Is a Win-Win

Student Participation in IT Strategy Is a Win-Win | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Inviting students to contribute to IT service delivery pays off for students and institutions alike.
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Why Kids Should Pay Attention to Their Mistakes

Why Kids Should Pay Attention to Their Mistakes | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Kids who think they can get smarter if they work hard are more likely to bounce back from their mistakes than those who think their level of intelligence is set in stone.
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Reframing the Debate About Screen Time

Reframing the Debate About Screen Time | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Instead of obsessing over the quantity of screen time, we should focus on improving the quality of it.
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Ahhh, the old "screen time" debate...
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How to Help Students Crush Math Anxiety

How to Help Students Crush Math Anxiety | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
When Michelle Russell surveyed her students about their interests & learning preferences, she found over one-third have anxious or negative feelings about math.
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Hi, I'm "Scott" and I have Math Anxiety...
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Response: Ways to Use Learning 'Taxonomies' in the Classroom

Response: Ways to Use Learning 'Taxonomies' in the Classroom | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Meghan Everette, Dr. Rebecca Stobaugh, Dr. Sandra Love, Michael Fisher, Susan M. Brookhart, Howard Pitler, and Tony Frontier contribute their advice on using learning & questioning taxonomies in the classroom.
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Ector Middle School adopts ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens’

Ector Middle School adopts ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens’ | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Ector Middle School students teaching their peers about leadership through “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” has fostered confidence on the campus and helped reduce behavior referrals.
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Students’ worry: education technology might predict failure before they have a chance to succeed - The Hechinger Report

Students’ worry: education technology might predict failure before they have a chance to succeed - The Hechinger Report | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
A high-tech program designed to predict which students are at risk of failure might sound like a way to extend a helping hand. Some students don’t see it that way. They worry that the data will be used to label them before they have a chance to make their own impression on a teacher. That …
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Discover StudySync

Discover StudySync | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
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Great resource for schools involved in BL in their districts! I use it as a resource for our BL teachers and Admins.
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MOOC Offers Assistance on Designing Blended Learning Courses -- Campus Technology

MOOC Offers Assistance on Designing Blended Learning Courses -- Campus Technology | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
University of Central Florida (UCF) and Educause have re-launched a no-cost massive open online course (MOOC) that offers facilitated assistance to faculty members and instructional designers who want to develop blended courses.
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Report: Millions of students reveal surprising online learning trends - eCampus News

Report: Millions of students reveal surprising online learning trends - eCampus News | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
New study reveals that collaboration is still not a prevalent online learning habit; mobile phones have yet to be used for serious learning.
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School buildings on autopilot

School buildings on autopilot | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
When the central Connecticut town of Cheshire moved to reduce power use, it upgraded six of its eight public schools with the latest internet of things technology. The plan combined energy-efficient LED fixtures with sensors and cloud-based servers that automatically turn the lights off in an empty room or adjust brightness. The district cut its electricity bill by 84 percent, saving about $390,000 out of an annual $65 million budget.
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Mom, Can You Pleeeease Record Me?

Mom, Can You Pleeeease Record Me? | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
If video works so well in teaching, could it be just as beneficial for students?
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The Secret to Preventing Community College Dropouts? Start With Middle School (EdSurge News)

The Secret to Preventing Community College Dropouts? Start With Middle School (EdSurge News) | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

In Tennessee, the education system made headlines a few years back when the state announced the “
Tennessee Promise”—an initiative granting thousands of high school students the opportunity to attend two years of free community college. After Governor Bill Haslam announced the scholarship progr
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3 Ways to Deploy 3000 Devices in Your District (EdSurge News)

3 Ways to Deploy 3000 Devices in Your District (EdSurge News) | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

I recently heard a teacher describe the change in education over the past decade as this: a shift in focus from teaching (the delivery of content and curriculum) to learning (what students actually know and can do).
This is incredibly challenging work. Creating a strong learning culture with st
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How to Make IEP Meetings More Effective

How to Make IEP Meetings More Effective | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Transform the Individualized Education Program meeting from a mandatory evaluative process into a student-centered discussion.
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19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

Emphasize the obvious, keep things fresh, and be honest. Showing students that it pays to behave and respecting them as individuals greatly enhance classroom management.
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